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Ahu Vai Mata 32-059 & Moai 32-023-001


Sketch map showing Moai 32-023-001 and associated features related to Ahu Vai Mata. © 1983 EISP/JVT/Sketch: Frank Bock.

Sketch map showing Moai 32-023-001 and associated features related to Ahu Vai Mata. © 1983 EISP/JVT/Sketch: Frank Bock.

Moai 32-023-001 in front of Ahu Vai Mata. © 1989 EISP/JVT/Photo: David C. Ochsner.

Moai 32-023-001 in front of Ahu Vai Mata. © 1989 EISP/JVT/Photo: David C. Ochsner.

Detail of wall construction at Ahu Vai Mata (32-059). © 1989 EISP/JVT/Photo: David C. Ochsner.

Detail of wall construction at Ahu Vai Mata (32-059). © 1989 EISP/JVT/Photo: David C. Ochsner.


Our field crew found a very unusual oval, paved feature 32-023-004 with a partially buried oval red scoria basin incorporated. Subsequent excavation by the University of Chile revealed an extended burial dated to the 1600s. Rapa Nui (Easter Island) Photo taken in 1984 by David C. Ochsner, © EISP/JVT.Our field crew found a very unusual oval, paved feature 32-023-004 with a partially buried oval red scoria basin incorporated. Subsequent excavation by the University of Chile revealed an extended burial dated to the 1600s. Rapa Nui (Easter Island) Photo taken in 1989 by David C. Ochsner, © EISP/JVT.Our field crew found a very unusual oval, paved feature 32-023-004 with a partially buried oval red scoria basin incorporated. Subsequent excavation by the University of Chile revealed an extended burial dated to the 1600s. Rapa Nui (Easter Island) Photos taken in 1984 and 1989 by David C. Ochsner, © EISP/JVT.


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Posted on May 3rd, 2009 by EISP Staff | Category: 1980s, Field Notes & Documents |